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Fabricating Nobility? Genealogy and Social Mobility among Franco-Scottish Families in the Early Modern Period

Steve Murdoch Read the full article this blog is based on here Seventeenth-century Europe witnessed a dramatic increase in social mobility, particularly from the lower into the upper-strata of society. This breakdown of a seemingly impervious barrier between the high and … Continue reading

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Comparing and connecting criminal biography in Early Modern England and France/ Comparer les biographies de criminels anglaises et françaises de l’époque moderne

Léa Lebourg-Leportier (En francais ci dessous) Adapted from a paper given at the inaugral conference for the Franco-British network ‘Channel Connections’ 11-12th September 2014, Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield.   This post focuses on connections and thematic similarities between English and … Continue reading

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“You sparks who have to Paris rid…”: Dennis & Eccles’ Rinaldo and Armida (1698), and the politics of adaptation

This post is a summary of a paper delivered by Michael Lee of Queens University Belfast at the Channel Connections Conference that took place 11-12th September 2014, University of Sheffield. Si vous aimerez le lire en francais contactez Anna Jenkin … Continue reading

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Why do comparative studies of France and the British Isles in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries?/ Pourquoi faire des études comparatives de la France et les Iles Britannqiues au 17e et 18e siècles?

  EN FRANCAIS AU DESSOUS This network has been set up with the central aim of encouraging discussions between scholars of France and the British Isles during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Such discussions will hopefully provide an important context … Continue reading

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